1972, BA, Seisen; 1974, Certificate in Teaching Japanese, ICU; 1978, EdM, Harvard University; 1987, MBA, Stanford University. 1974-80, Japanese Instructor, Harvard University; 1980-82, with Braxton International; 1986, Summer Associate, World Bank; 1987-90, with Bain & Company; 1991-2010, with Korn Ferry, 1995-2007, Member, Worldwide Board of Directors. Since 2011, Vice-Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives. Since 2001, Member, Independent Board of Directors, major Japanese companies including Kao, Sony and Benesse. Currently, on the boards of Bridgestone, Ajinomoto, Mitsubishi Corp and J. Front Retailing. Author.